Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

Labour Party members should be given a vote in an internal Brexit referendum before MPs vote on another proposed deal from Prime Minister Theresa May. The ballot would ask: “Should the Parliamentary Labour Party support Britain's exit from the EU?”   Yes  (Leave) No (Remain)   An internal party poll would be better than a … Continue reading Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

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The Masculinity Problem: a delicate truth

This is rather different to the usual politics I write about, but when lives are at risk, we need to talk about false and outdated expectations of men and women in society. You must have a career. You will have a family. You have to step up and become the breadwinner. This is the message.  … Continue reading The Masculinity Problem: a delicate truth

Europäische Union, Evropská unie, União Europeia (Chapter One)

 The democratic, federal, inclusive and socially-progressive union of the future. The European Union consists of 508 million citizens in 28 countries of 24 languages. Europe is by far the strongest economy in the world with a collective productivity of $18.339 TRILLION. This European Union of, 2016 is progressive, powerful and inventive. But that’s not the … Continue reading Europäische Union, Evropská unie, União Europeia (Chapter One)

Sorry Liz Kendall but “doing a 1997” won’t work in 2020

During this year's leadership election campaign, it was interesting to hear Liz Kendall speak about Tony Blair's victory in 1997. Unfortunately, Kendall (the most 'Blairite' of the four candidates) incorrectly associated Labour's landslide of '97 with the privatisation-friendly small state policies which dominated that year's election manifesto. Blair's project worked because it was a real alternative to … Continue reading Sorry Liz Kendall but “doing a 1997” won’t work in 2020